Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: Oregon

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If you’ve ever visited Oregon you are well aware of what a fantastic state it is. Learn all about it in today’s list.

1. Oregon Fall Media Day
2. Oregon Publications Olympics
3. Mary Hartman Oregon Journalism Teacher of the Year Contest
4. Oregon Rookie Adviser of the Year Contest
5. Fall Media Day Individual On-Site Contests
6. Oregon High School Journalist of the Year

7. Oregon Journalism Education Association

Local Newspapers
8. Oregonian
9. The Register-Guard (Eugene)
10. Statesman Journal (Salem)
11. The Bulletin (Bend)
12. The Daily Astorian (Astoria)
13. The Mail Tribune (Medford)
14. Portland Mercury (Portland)
15. Willamette Week (Portland)

Collegiate Publications
16. The Daily Emerald (University of Oregon)
17. The Baro (Oregon State University)
18. The Torch (Portland Community College)
19. The Pacific Index (Pacific University)
20. The Linfield Review (Linfield University)
21. The Beacon (University of Portland)
22. The Vanguard (Portland State University)
23. The Collegian (Willamette University)
24. The Clackamas Print (Clackamas Community College)
25. Hilltop News (Corban University)
26. The Crescent (George Fox University)
27. The Torch (Lane Community College)
28. The Advocate (Mt. Hood Community College)
29. The Edge (Oregon Institute of Technology)
30. Daily Vanguard (Portland State University)
31. The Quest (Reed College)
32. The Siskiyou (Southern Oregon University)
33. Daily Emerald (University of Oregon)
34. The Beacon (University of Portland)
35. The Western Oregon Journal (Western Oregon University)
36. The Commuter (Linn-Benton Community College)

Famous Oregon Journalists
37. Ari Shapiro (Radio Journalist from Beaverton HS)
38. Nick Kristoff (Journalist and political commentator raised in Yamhill)
39. David Kennerly (1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography from West Linn High School )
40. Neil Everett (ESPN anchor, born in Portland and attended Willamette University and University of Oregon)
41. John Reed (Journalist, poet and political activist)
42. Michael Totten (Journalist who graduated from South Salem High School and the University of Oregon)
43. Ann Curry (Journalist and photojournalist who graduated from Ashland High School and the University of Oregon)

Famous Oregon Journalism-Adjacent
44. Lewis & Clark: The ULTIMATE JOURNAL-ists.
45. Carolyn Davidson – Portland State University graphic design student in 1971, created the Nike Swoosh.
46. Frank Herbert (Author of Dune went to high school in Salem, wrote for Statesman and Oregon Journal)
47. Mike Richardson – publisher, writer, and producer.founder of Dark Horse Comics
48. Lisa Renee Foiles Cloninger – actress, presenter, video game journalist and author, who first came to prominence as a cast member of the Nickelodeon series All That.
49. John Krakauer (Corvallis HS) (into the wild / into thin air)

Fun Facts
50. Home of Nike World Campus – Beaverton
51. Matt Groening creator of The Simpsons attended Lincoln High
52. Oregon is home to the most ghost towns in the USA (over 200)
53. Powell’s Bookstore – largest independent bookstore in the world
54. Tater Tots Invented here! (Ore-Ida)
55. Springfield, OR inspired The Simpsons
56. Shining, Stand By Me, Goonies, Animal House, Free Willy, Kindergarten Cop… filmed in Oregon

57. Alyce Sheetz Memorial Scholarship -Oregon High School Journalist of the Year

Good Eatin’ (and Drinkin’)
58. Voodoo Donuts
59. Tillamook Creamery
60. Kann – James Beard Best New Restaurant in America 2023
61. Joel Palmer House Restaurant
62. Lilia Restaurant
63. Okta Restaurant
64. Dungeness crab
65. Modern method for the Maraschino cherry developed in Oregon

66. Photojournalism – The historic Pittock Mansion in Portland, a popular backdrop for photojournalism.
67. Travel Journalism – Beautiful natural landscapes like Crater Lake and Multnomah Falls, frequently featured in travel journalism.
68. Food Journalism – James Beard is from Oregon and his Seaside, OR Cooking School brings foodies west.

Carl Towley Award Winners
69. Alyce Sheetz 1973
70. Rob Melton 2002
71. Bill Flechtner 2019

JEA Lifetime Achievement Award
72. 2008 – Bill Flechtner, Milwaukie High School
73. 2008 – Nancy Giuliani, Parkrose High School; Newport High School
74. 2005 – Carla Harris, McNary High School
75. 2002 – Jan Watt, Cleveland High School, Portland
76. 2001 – Sue Barr, South Eugene High School

JEA Medal of Merit
77. 2000 – Ellen Kersey
78. 1996 – Carla Harris
79. 1991 – Rob Melton
80. 1982 – Bill Flechtner
81. 1980 – Dorothy Woll Hallaian
82. 1970 – Alyce Rogers Sheetz

83. OregonJEA.org
84. @OregonJEA on Twitter
85. @OregonJEA on Instagram

NSPA Hall of Fame Publications
86. The Axe, South Eugene High School
87. The Crimson, Glencoe High School
88. The Milwaukian, Milwaukee High School
89. The Verdict, Marshall High School
90. The Statesman, Wilson High School

NSPA Pioneer Awards
91. Michelle Balmeo
92. Bill Flechtner
93. Rob Melton

NSPA Pacemaker 100 List
94. The Axe, South Eugene High School

National High School Journalists of the Year
95. 2003 Yuxing Zheng – South Albany High School

First Amendment Press Freedom Award
96. South Salem High School (4x winner)

Certified Journalism Educators and Mentors
97. JEA CJEs:
Sarah Armitage, CJE
Brian Eriksen, CJE
John Fitzgerald, CJE
Kathryn Helmke, CJE
Miles Kane, CJE
Amy Korst, CJE
Glenn Krake, CJE
Derek Schroeder, CJE
Beth Zilk, CJE

Master Journalism Educators
98. JEA MJEs:
Michelle Balmeo, MJE
Steve Carrigg, MJE

JEA Student Journalist Impact Award
99. Eddy Binford-Ross, South Salem HS (2021)
100. Karen Abravanel (1994)

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